The Rome Scholarship 2017

The Royal Society of British Artists is able to offer this major scholarship as a result of a generous bequest from the late Mr. G H Benn in memory of his late wife Marianne Von Werther, a former member of the RBA. The prize is presented with a view to offer an enriching learning experience for a young graduate as well as improving their profile as an emerging artist.

The Award offers:
  • Four weeks at Sala Uno, a highly prestigious gallery and international arts centre in the heart of Rome
  • Accommodation is in a self-contained apartment, situated within a wonderful and extensive walled garden in the grounds of the gallery
  • Studio space will be available within the gallery
  • Half-board. Breakfast and evening meal, is provided at a nearby restaurant
  • Return flights to Rome are paid for
Conditions for entry:
  • The competition opens on September the 5th 2016 at 12 noon.
  • Deadline for applications is January the 13th 2017
  • The applicants' work needs to be figurative
  • The artists may be painters, printmakers or sculptors
  • The applicants need to be in their final year or within 3 years of graduation
  • Six images of recent work to be provided together with a completed application form, downloadable below
Process for selection:
  • Twenty artists will be chosen as semi-finalists from the entire entry
  • From these, a shortlist of 4 finalists will then be invited to an interview at the Mall Galleries, in central London. These finalists will all have one work on show [and on sale] at the RBA Annual Exhibition in March and the winning candidate will be announced by the President of the RBA at the Private View
  • It may be helpful for the finalists to bring with them for interview any sketchbooks or journals which show their exploration of techniques or development of their ideas
  • It is suggested that large scale works be accompanied by smaller works as, if the artist is chosen as a semi-finalist or finalist, exhibition space will be limited and this will influence selection
  • Semi-finalists are responsible for the delivery and collection of their own works

Applications are now closed.

See also...

Sala Uno

Sala Uno Gallery

Previous Rome Scholars

Emerging Artist Opportunities at the FBA

The 2016 Rome Scholarship was awarded to Paulina Pluta.